Graduation Resources

2020 Commencement Ceremony Update

For the health and safety of our community, the Montana University System made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person commencement ceremonies for Spring, Summer and Fall 2020.  Given the level of COVID-19 infection and spread both nationally and in Montana, and the uncertainty of whether this will subside or increase in the coming weeks, we believe a large gathering of the UM family for a Commencement ceremony this fall is not in the best interest of our recent graduates, their families or our community.

If public health conditions improve by next spring, we plan to hold spring Commencement ceremonies on May 8, 2021.  We invite all Class of 2020 graduates from spring, summer and fall to return to campus and don their Commencement regalia alongside the Class of 2021 and walk across the stage to receive their degrees, just as they would have in 2020.

We will post updates to this page as they become available.

Congratulations on nearing the completion of your degree program!  Below are the deadlines and fees for filing graduation paperwork for both graduate and undergraduate students along with links to the electronic applications and other graduation resources.

If you have any questions or need assistance completing your graduation application, please visit the FCFC Student Services Office in FOR 103.


Graduation Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Graduation - Last Friday in April
  • Spring Graduation - Second Friday in November
  • Summer Graduation - Last Friday in February
  • Graduation Fee:  $40

Late applications will be accepted until the following dates with a $15 late fee:

  • Fall Graduation - First Monday in October*
  • Spring Graduation - First Monday in March*
  • Summer Graduation - First Monday in June*

*Graduation applications submitted after this date will be deferred to the following semester.

Bachelor's Graduation Application - Catalogs prior to 2014

Bachelor's Graduation Application - Catalogs from 2014 or later

Please visit the Office of the Registrar's Graduation Information page for additional forms and information.


Graduation Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Graduation - First Monday in October
  • Spring Graduation - Third Tuesday in February
  • Summer Graduation - First Monday in June
  • Graduation Fee:  $45

Late applications will not be accepted.  There is a $20 fee to move your graduation application to a subsequent semester.

Master's/PhD Graduation Application

Please visit the UM Graduate School page for more specific information on graduation deadlines and requirements.